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Allstate Announces Charity Donation Tied to Foul Ball Catches at the 2015 NCAA® Men’s College World Series®

Fans who snag a foul ball during CWS™ opening weekend will be rewarded with an Allstate “Good Hands in the Stands” trophy and help raise money for youth sports
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Catching a foul ball at a baseball game can be one of the most memorable fan experiences. Allstate Insurance Company, a proud NCAA corporate partner, will reward lucky fans with good hands who catch a foul ball hit into the stands during the NCAA Men’s College World Series (CWS) opening weekend with a keepsake trophy for displaying their ball.

Building off of the success of last year’s “Good Hands in the Stands” initiative, this year Allstate will make a $500 donation per ball up to $25,000 to charity Boys Town to support youth sports in Omaha. In 2014, Allstate donated $10,000 through its “Good Hands in the Stands” program.

During the four games taking place June 13-14 at the CWS, Good Hands Crew members will be stationed around the ballpark and hand deliver the winner’s commemorative gift directly to their seats at TD Ameritrade Park. As part of the program, Allstate has once again teamed up with former all-star third baseman Aaron Boone, who will personally deliver a “Good Hands in the Stands” trophy to one lucky fan.

“America’s favorite pastime is in full swing, and Allstate is ready to celebrate with the fans through its ‘Good Hands in the Stands’ initiative at the NCAA Men’s College World Series,” said Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company. “Allstate’s passion for college sports and commitment to doing good are at the heart of 'Good Hands in the Stands,’ so we are thrilled to continue the program this year.”

A check presentation will take place on the field at TD Ameritrade Park with representatives from Boys Town and Allstate prior to Game 6 on June 15. Additionally, Boone will meet with fans, sign autographs and talk baseball at the Allstate Fan Zone located within the CWS Fan Fest presented by Capital One, on Saturday, June 13 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. CT.

“'Good Hands in the Stands’ is back and bigger than ever, which is why I’m thrilled to once again be at the College World Series with Allstate to not only reward all the great fans who are lucky enough to snag a foul ball, but also support the Omaha community and valuable youth sports programs like Boys Town,” said Boone.

To learn more about the “Good Hands in the Stands” program, fans can visit http://ift.tt/1C0vfvw, Twitter.com/Allstate or stop by the Allstate Fan Zone at the CWS Fan Fest located in Lot C.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

NCAA, College World Series and CWS are licensed by or trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Contacts:

Laura Strykowski, Allstate Media Relations
847-402-5600
Laura.Strykowski@allstate.com

Jennifer Knoeppel, Taylor
212-714-5732
jknoeppel@taylorstrategy.com 



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